There are a number of different application forms which must be used for planning and similar applications submitted in England. Copies of most of them (and their associated guidance notes) can be downloaded below (pdf format).

If you cannot find the correct one for your development below, or are unsure of which one to use, all of the forms are available on the Planning Portal, and the Portal will help select the right form for you using its Paper Form Chooser.

Alternatively, applications can be made fully online via the Planning Portal; if you make your application online, the Planning Portal website will select the correct form for the type of development proposed.

Application type Guidance notes
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling Guidance Note for works or extension to a dwelling
Householder Application for planning permission for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area Guidance Note for works or extension to a dwelling and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area
Application for planning permission Guidance Note for planning permission
Application for outline planning permission with some matters reserved Guidance Note for outline planning permission with some matters reserved
Application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved Guidance Note for outline planning permission with all matters reserved

Application for Planning Permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area

Guidance Note for planning permission and for relevant demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area
Application for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building Guidance Note for planning permission and listed building consent for alterations, extneison or demolition of a listed building
Application for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement(s) Guidance Note for planning permission and consent to display an advertisement
Application for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area
Application for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demolition of a listed building Guidance Note for listed building consent for alterations, extension or demoltion of a listed building
Application for consent to display an advertisement(s) Guidance Note for consent to display an advertisement
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition Guidance Note for lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition
Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development Guidance Note for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed building Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed building
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed road Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed gricultural or forestry development - proposed road
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - excavation/waste material Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development excavation or waste material
Application for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage) Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed agricultural or forestry development - proposed fish tank (cage)
Application form for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed development in respect of permitted development by telecommunications code systems operators
Application for Hedgerow Removal Notice Guidance Note for hedgerow removal notice
Application for prior notification of proposed demolition Guidance Note for prior notification of proposed demolition
Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval Guidance Note for approval of reserved matters following outline approval
Application for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission Guidance Note for removal or variation of a condition following grant of planning permission
Application for approval of details reserved by condition Guidance Note for approval of details reserved by condition
Application for tree works: Works to Trees Subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and /or Notification of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA) Guidance Note for tree works subject to a tree preservation order and / or of Proposed Works to Trees in Conservation Areas (CA)

Application for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Guidance Note for a non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building

Guidance Note for Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from Office (Use Class B1(a)) Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouses)

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3), and for Associated Operational Development

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of a building from a Retail (Use Class A1or A2) Use or a Mixed Retail and Residential Use to a use falling within Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse), and for Associated Operational Development

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use to State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a State-Funded School or Registered Nursery

 

Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to a flexible use within Shops, Financial and Professional services, Restaurants and Cafes, Business, Storage or Distribution, Hotels, or Assembly or Leisure

Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development

Prior Notification for Larger Homes Extension (PDF Document, 0.64 Mb)

Prior Notification for Additional Storeys on a Dwelling (PDF Document, 0.31 Mb)
Prior Notification for Demolition of Buildings and Construction of New Dwellings (PDF Document, 0.34 Mb)
Prior Notification for New Dwellings on Detached Block of Flats (PDF Document, 0.32 Mb)

Prior Notification for New Dwellings on Detached Buildings in use as a Dwelling (PDF Document, 0.33 Mb)

Prior Notification for New Dwellings on Terrace Buildings in Commerical or Mixed Use (PDF Document, 0.33 Mb)

Prior Notification for New Dwelling on Detached Building in Commercial or Mixed Use (PDF Document, 0.32 Mb)

Fees

A guide to the fees for Planning Applications in England 

Planning Portal Application Fee Calculator


Ownership certificates


The 1APP forms now include the relevant ownership certificates, so separate certificates no longer need to be submitted.

But should it be necessary to serve notice on an owner(s) prior to completing the ownership certificates in the 1APP forms, this should be done using Notice No.1 or Notice No. 2 as appropriate.


Requirements for application submissions


Following changes to the law in 2008, all applications submitted to us must now be supported by the documents set out in the National and Local Requirements for Applications. 

We updated this list in July 2013, in conjunction with the majority of councils in Leicestershire, in an attempt to help standardise requirements accross the county:

National and Local Requirements for Planning Applications (July 2013) (Word Document, 1.71 Mb)

Other application forms

Scheduled monument consent application forms and guidance notes (available on the Historic England website, and to be returned to that organisation, not the District Council)

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Last updated: Mon 26 July, 2021 @ 10:29